I definitely wouldn't consider myself a trendy person but sometimes you'll find me dabbling in a trend once it's been around for a little while. Is it even considered a trend if it's been around for a while? There are just some trends that I have tried but can't make work for me and then there are those trends that just really aren't for me. However, It doesn't mean I'll never embrace them. It took me forever to accept that I could pull off pointed toe pumps or skinny jeans and it took me quite a while to build up the confidence to wear a red lip. I also took an embarrassingly long time to accept the idea of a digital camera (I liked developing film, okay? *shrug*) and I refused to get rid of my VCR and fully embrace the DVD for way too long.
So, now that we've come to terms with the fact that I spent most of my 20's refusing to update my technology, let's get back to the topic at hand. Trends. I may have finally accepted the iPhone, digital cameras and Netflix but I'm struggling with accepting certain fashion trends. Let's talk about them, shall we?
I'd like to start off by saying I am not putting down anyone who loves these trends. Deep down I wish I was cool enough to be able to pull them off. If you are someone who loves them, you are way cooler than I am and I probably stalk your instagram in envy.
The 90's: I was in high school from '95 - '00 and seeing the 90's trend come back gives me flashbacks of the bad striped t-shirts and terrible florals we had to choose from in Mariposa. I know a lot of people are really embracing this trend but I just can't. I'm sorry. I would wear a choker if they looked nice on me (I have a short neck... chokers aren't a good look for me) and I don't mind a little brown hued lipstick here and there but other then that I can't bring myself to wear the same trends I wore during my awkward years in high school. Hair straighteners weren't a thing yet. HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 90'S WAS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR FASHION AND HAIR.
Sock Shoes: Shoes with socks built in to them. I just can't wrap my had around them. If you're someone who loves this trend please explain it to me (I'm not being sarcastic here... I want to understand). I saw this pair (link) and this pair (link) and it made me sad. Help me understand.
Highlighter: This isn't a fashion trend but I'm going to mention it anyways. I follow some amazing beauty YouTubers and it's quite obvious that applying a lot of highlighter is now a thing. I have tried applying a tiny bit of highlighter and I've tried applying a lot of highligher (beauty guru style) and I end up looking dirty. I would fully embrace the highlighter trend if I knew how to do it properly but I don't know how so out of embarrassment I'm rejecting it and pretending it's by choice.
Distressed T-Shirts or Sweaters: AKA, tops that come with little holes already in them. I'm going to sound old here but I just don't get it. I wish I was cooler so I could understand this trend but alas, I can't. Instead I'm going to sit on the sidelines with the other old ladies talking about how I don't understand the youth of today.
Last but not least because it's the one I really wish I could pull off...
Hats: I own hats and I put them on regularly hoping that it'll be the day I finally wear one out of the house... and I never do. I'm not sure why but I can't bring myself to accept that I can pull off hats. I don't even know if I can call hats a trend but different hat style trends change from season to season and I can't pull ANY of them off. This is obviously a deep rooted issue I'm trying to work through but as of now I don't wear hats out of the house.
You know the women on What Not to Wear that were rocking their 80's
clothes and hair because they couldn't accept change and updated
clothing styles? Sometimes I worry that will be me. But I will be stuck
So that's my list of trends. Also known as my list of reminders that I'm now old and really uncool.
If you're someone who loves one of these trends... help me. If you're someone who has a trend they can't get on board with I'd love to hear about it!